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morning, august 15. ahead on the "washington journal ," your reaction to the latest development in egypt and what the u.s. response should be. you should join the conversation at (202) 585-3880, our line for republicans. (202) 585-3881 for democrats. we also have our line for independents at (202) 585-3882. join us on facebook, send us a tweet, or e-mail address, at somegin with a look of the headlines from outside the u.s., the "guardian" newspaper -- egypt's bloody crackdown. when the story first went to prince, the death toll was 200 78. overnight, the death toll has been updated to 421. there is this from the "miami killed asundreds egypt's forces storm the protest camps. a similar headline from "usa today," egypt the reps in chaos. -- a reps and chaos. from the "wall street journal" website -- egypt's military regime a reps setting off a day of violence that left at least 421 people dead. the government fractured and ties with its international partners in tatters. cairo streets were calm this morning following the curfew overnight with funerals for the dead. fur
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on an airline in honolulu and flew to washington, d.c., and lands at dulles and actually gets an audience, let's say, peter king, or dianne feinstein. how do we think he would have been received if he had a private audience? we have seen how they reacted, they spin the truth, he would have been buried and we would have never known the truth. >> i know you haven't been in direct contact with your son, but what do you know about his condition right now? >> i'll say that having spoken with his russian attorney, he said he's safe. he obviously is exhausted. but he's now needing a period of time where he can recoup his energy level and reflect on what he wishes to do going forward. that's from his attorney. we hope to meet with him very soon, with edward in the next weeks. >> good luck. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and the chairs of the foreign affairs committee, robert menendez, democrat, and republican congressman ed royce, the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. senator, let me begin with you, you heard this from lon snowden, and his attorney, they don't believe that ed
. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." >>> straight to the breaking news. a heavy security presence in cairo, egypt, this morning as military rulers are trying to strengthen their control over a country descending into chaos. so, how much worse will it get in egypt? hundreds are dead, nearly 40 christian churches have been torched and looted, and supporters of the ousted president morsi, the muslim brotherhood, are vowing to fight back. we'll have a live report coming up from cairo in just a moment, but back here in washington, the critical question is, are u.s. taxpayers, in effect, footing the bill for the continuing violence? joining me now, two members of the senate armed services committee, democrat jack reed of rhode island and republican kelly ayotte of new hampshire. senators, welcome to you both. senator ayotte, straight to you. several weeks ago, this question came up -- should we keep the u.s. aid flowing to egypt? you said yes then. have you had a change of heart now? >> well, i think, david, in lig
a moment, but back here in washington, the critical question is, are u.s. taxpayers, in effect, footing the bill for the continuing violence? joining me now, two members of the senate armed services committee, democrat jack reed of rhode island and republican kelly ayotte of new hampshire. senators, welcome to you both. senator ayotte, straight to you. several weeks ago, this question came up -- should we keep the u.s. aid flowing to egypt? you said yes then. have you had a change of heart now? >> well, i think, david, in light of recent actions, we tried to give some time to the administration. they obviously tried to get the military government to not crack down in a violent way, to restore democracy, to move to elections, to release political prisoners. they have ignored all of those requests. and now with the recent violent crackdown, i do not see how we can continue aid. i believe it must be suspended because, unfortunately, i think the military's gotten the impression, and particularly with what the president not asking for aid to be suspended when he spoke this week, that whateve
on the washington debate. thank you both very much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> let me bring in richard engel, our chief foreign correspondent, on the ground in cairo, as well as senior fellow at the woodrow wilson center, robin wright, an expert on the broader middle east for context here. richard, your reporting has been compelling from the chaotic streets of cairo. given your sense of things, where is this headed? >> reporter: well, i think a lot of it depends on what happens in washington. and just to continue on the debate you were just having, people in this country and around the region think it would be an absolutely disastrous idea for the united states to cut off aid, that washington has real interests with the egyptian military, preferential access to the suez canal, military overflights, and not to mention the camp david accords. the camp david accords brokered by the united states, the peace agreement between israel and egypt, says in principle that u.s. aid should be commensurate between israel, from washington to israel and from washington to egypt. and does th
. this is the "full court press" coming to you live on current tv from our studio on capitol hill in washington, d.c. good to see you this morning and good to have you with us and welcome to washington and the summer in washington where it's kind of a ghost town with the congress out of town and the president out of town. he spent the night in los angeles. he will be down at camp pendleton later this afternoon. we will bring you up to date on the news of the day and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. look forward to hearing from you on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at in the news today, of course, everybody still buzzing about the fact that "the washington post" was sold. could "the new york times" be next? that's what people are asking. and around washington, the most common reaction is well, jeff bezos bought it, at least it wasn't rupert murdoch or the koch brothers. good news on the child obesity front. give some credit to first lady michelle obama. pardon me. oh, my god, i don't think i've ever done that on television before but for the first time ever -- not e
crimes. and reading the tea leaves for 2016. i'm amy wolter in for gwen ifill. tonight on "washington week." >> the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interim government. amy: the president responds to the increasing violence in egypt. but how much influence does the u.s. have in the region? >> we violated our own rule of law by not calling it for what it is because our law clearly states that if it's a military coup then aid is cut off. they had the coup and we didn't do that. that's a blow to credibility. amy: the attorney general takes aim at those con victed of minor drug offenses. >> certain low level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large scale organizations, gangs or cartels, will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences. amy: and hillary clinton laying the groundwork for 2016. >> many americans are asking how do we ensure that the law continues to serve and belong to the people in a time when ideology and gridlock have paralyzed our politics? amy: but is this man conceding anything?
jefferson, lincoln, washington had fought for. the only, i think, two pieces of oratory that would rival it would be fdr's, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself and president kennedy inaugural address. martin luther king joined the founding fathers 50 years ago today. >> reverend al sharpton obviously an important event 50 years ago. 50 years laterer there will be an african-american president going to commemorate this moment. what an extraordinary journey it has been and the journey, as you say every day and as all americans understand, the journey continues. what do you want to hear from the president of the united states today? >> well, i think that what we want to hear is a commitment to continue that journey but to also salute the fact that we have made the journey. we met with him two days ago after having a huge march on saturday about the issues now. and one of the things that i said is that i feel that he should not be compared to dr. king. he is the president. we want to hear from him as the generation before us heard from kennedy about what we are going to do. so i th
of the "washington post." we'll talk about his book, "collission 2012: obama vs. romney and the future of elections in america." and also, about the sale of the "washington post." >> 2008 campaign was a campaign about hope and change, and an aspiration that barack obama gave to people that then he tried to fulfill. one of the reasons i called this book "collission 2012" was there was the america that voted in 2008 for barack obama, and there was the america that voted voten 2010 to bring republicans into power in the house, and the question was this was a clash between those two americas. >> rose: we conclude this evening with hugh laurie, the star of house, who has a new album, a blues albull called "didn't it rain." >> it's an extraordinary physical pleasure to me-- well, to everyone. this is a thing i keep thinking about with acting. acting is an intriguing and absorbing problem, but at the end of the day, after a hard day at work, nobody goes home and relaxes by doing a bit of acting. >> rose: same thing, yes. >> whereas with music, everybody-- no matter what their job is, it is probably one of
over. ♪ >> mr. obama is back in washington. his response to the crisis in egypt continues to come under fire. >> for us to sit by and watch this happen is a violation of everything that we stood for. >> the administration is not signaling any major shift in policy. >> we're going to have a bill in egypt and have to sus. end our aid. >> it shows nothing but american weakness. >> i don't knowian senator paul is so out of wac about this. >> this all started with him say wiig don't have room for libertarian republicans. the party's big enough for both of us. >> stop, question frisk have made new york city the safest big city. >> stop and frick is abandoned will, people die? >> no question, violent crime will go up. violence is happening disproportionately enough of minority communities. >> it's a slippery slope. >> like burning down the house to rid it of mice. ♪ we open a new week with the president back in d.c. after a family vacation on martha's vineyard facing questions how his administration will handle two vital concerns to the nation. internationally, there's still a question of ho
>>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" live from washington, d.c. it's the last ed show on a saturday. let's get to work. >>> i have a dream today! >> the dream can only be realized if we pay attention to what's going on in our own backyard. >> you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way! make some noise! >> you cannot have economic and political equality without having some form of social equality. >> stand tall in your community, fight for diversity, understand its strength. >> and i don't think our society will rise to its full maturity until we come to see that men are made to live together as brothers. >> 50 years later, we need a team effort to make his dream come true. >> their march is now our march. >> so on the anniversary of the march on washington, our grandchildren will not be fighting the same fight. >> we must give our young people dreams again. >> i have a dream that we shall overcome. >> i stand here today in this sacred place, in my father's footsteps. >> my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will n
knowing exactly what he is up against, which was eloquently diagnosed 530 miles away from washington, d.c. in lexington, kentucky today by the 34-year-old democratic kentucky secretary of state, allison lundergin grimes, who is running to unseat republican mitch mcconnell in the senate. >> there is a disease in the dysfunction in washington, d.c. and after nearly 30 years, mitch mcconnell was at the center of it. where once, congressmen and senators would come together to work together for the common good. we now have senator mcconnell, the proud grid lock, grinding the government to a hold. senator mcconnell has blocked legislation that could actually help kentucky and move this nation forward. and for the past few years, he has done it for the worst possible reason, a reason that my grandmother would tell you was no motivation at all. out of spite. >> senator mcconnell offered this welcome to president obama on the senate floor in advance of his visit to the hill. >> it really would be nice to see president obama work with congress for a change. to get some important things done for t
with a predictably defensive editorial by mayor michael bloomberg in the "washington post" in which the mayor took turns defending stop and fricsk and attacking the "washington post," itself, and others were criticizing the practice saying "the men and women who protect our city from criminals and terrorists deserve better than to have their integrity impugned in a courtroom or a newspaper especially when the facts are so clearly on their side." even today speaking at a press conference, touting the largest gun seizure in new york history, both men looked to play up the role of stop and frisk in getting guns off the street. >> wiretap conversations from this investigation show that one of the gun traffickers' biggest concerns was stop, question, frisk. >> campbell didn't want to risk it being found by new york police and is heard saying, "yeah. i'm in charlotte now. i can't take them to my house, to my side of town, in brownsville. we got, like, watchamacallit, stop and frisk. >> mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly doubling down and repeating the same statements again and again over stop and fr
, nicolle wallace. >> she's great. >> she's amazing. msnbc contributor mike barnicle. and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of the -- >> amazon -- >> newly sold "washington post," wow, big news there, in your world, gene. we'll talk about that. >> no free shipping for you, mika. >> he's like the free shipping czar now. >> my goodness. none for me. >> all right. mike barnicle, this is like a big day -- >> mike, this is huge. >> this is. >> this is -- >> i was surprised. >> as willie was saying last night at the holiday inn, the plates are shifting under the media world and then we had a couple smokes and watched old reruns of "night of a thousand". >> you ran out of cigarettes before i got there. >> one pack talking about the globe, another pack -- >> the sale of the post as i'm sure gene will have more to say on this, it was stunning. >> it's an earthquake. >> stunning. >> but no family, few families who have owned newspapers have been better at it and more honorable at it than the graham family and i choose to think donnie graham and the waymouth aspe
about the nsa. "the washington post" just reporting the nsa has broken privacy rules or overstepped legal authority thousands of times each year since 2008. according to an internal audit, most of the violations are of americans or foreign intelligence officials in the united states. and the "washington post" also reporting that the chief judge of the secret court that's supposed to provide oversight of the government's spying program says the court's ability to do so is limited. john sununu joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening. >> with the news breaking, certainly an expansion of what we have been hearing about the nsa in terms of swpying. your thoughts? >> two things. a lot of what happens in an agency, even the nsa, is a reflection of the culture they see from the top. you have a. president and administration that levels in going beyond the box f you will, that they are limited to by law. i think that seeped all the way down into the nsa. even though the audit says i think it's in the last year they point out there's nearly 3,000 violati violations, it does say that the b
constitutional crisis in terms of the presidency. >>> plus the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. we start with breaking news out of syria this morning. the syrian government has reached an agreement with the united nations to allow inspectors full access to any site of any purported chemical weapons attack. syria's deputy foreign minister says -- the pentagon has prepositioned four warships with armed cruise missiles pore the region. chris, this is big news, this is why obviously inspectors got there, they want to get to the bottom of what really happened. think they can now? >> it is possible, we know that secretary of state john kerry was speaking with his counterpart the foreign minister over the weekend. those two did not speak very often, so that was significant. if they are able to find actual evidence, this could certainly change the calculation for the obama administration. we know the pentagon has been updating it's target list for potential air strikes in syria, looking at not only command a and control fa stillities. they have also moved warships, they have added a third
going on in what rand paul just said. he's using this washington speech to describe a conference committee, which is the basic premise of government when two chambers have two competing bills. you come together and pass a compromised piece of legislation. that's not happening in washington these days on anything, let alone a major matter of something where they have fundamental disagreement with senate democrats obviously favoring the president's health care law and house republicans voting against it now 39, 40 times to repeal it. so that's not going to happen. so what happens in the meantime is you bring it up to this sort of again at the brink of a shutdown and the president has been very careful to pick at republicans saying, hey, if that happens, you're the one who is are going to take the blame. he has some numbers to back them up. he's been talking about some of these different numbers and some of the polls and house republicans are taking the majority to blame for dysfunction in washington and we've had these crisis government moments over the last several years where the
this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. well, the situation in egypt is no better today. since the military crackdown on pro morsi forces began on wednesday, more than 800 have been killed, at least a thousand people are wounded, there is noend in sight. we're going to begin this morning with cbs news correspondent charlie d'agata who is in cairo. charlie, bring us up to date. what's the latest? >> bob, we're expecting more demonstrations today and they're bracing for it here. we're seeing two worlds emerging. it's like two different versions. the story you're seeing there in the outside world and what you're seeing here in egypt and egyptian television. we've just come back from the foreign ministry and we were handed these photos that show muslim brotherhood members and supporters using live ammunition against security forces. and it reads under the banner "egypt fights terrorism." and what they're trying to suggest is that we're getting it wrong, that this is security forces t
. technically, washington is not withholding aid, since they have until the end of the fiscal year, september 30th, to distribute it. speaking of money in washington, the sequester is still haunting all of us. it's the sequester wheel of misfortunate. i know you guys have missed this. six months after its first appearance, we are still calling it sequester savagery. let's be honest, not a lot has chan changed. everyone figured the sequester will never happen. it's just too terrible. but they figured wrong. while the first $85 billion in across the board spending cuts are already happening, the remaining $1.1 trillion in cuts will be with us over the next decade unless congress acts to restore the cash. the next round starts in just six weeks. 650,000 civilian government workers are furloughed this summer. the pentagon's facing $52 billion in additional cuts starting this fall. 57,000 low-income school children are being cut from head start programs. federal judges are warning the cuts are putting public safety at risk. get this, bunnies, yes, even furry bunnies used in government-backed lab test
washington. andrea, it's always great to talk to you on issues like this. i think what we're seeing is this sort of steady escalation in the rhetoric we're hearing out of the administration and members of congress. give me your reaction to what you heard from secretary of state kerry and from the white house today. >> this has been endeniably forceful, explicit, about as literal as they will be saying that a chemical attack took place. there is no doubt about. the only small doubt was whether it was from the regime. they made it clear it is from the assad regime. they said what secretary kerry said in an impassioned extraordinary speech from the podium at the state department, if there were any doubt that the regime was responsible, it was erased by the fact they tried to cover it up and wouldn't let will the u.n. weapons inspectors in. he said the u.n. team itself will not be dispositive because they were only looking at whether an attack took place and they do have more intelligence which they will be distributing and making public about the level of the attack. dhe clearly have p
issued a veiled threat saying they're considering a. : >> michael: joining us now from washington, d.c. one of our favorites, michael tomasky. great to have you back here. michael, does it matter that all of these lawmakers in washington are so angry about this? does it change anything between russia and the u.s.? >> i don't think it changes a thing. do you think vladimir putin cares what john mccain said? i don't think so. however anybody feels about snowden, whistle blower, traitor, or something else, one has to look at putin. he's a sackture of the u.s u.s.-russian relationship. which was working pretty well, then putin announced his intention to come back. he came back and won the presidency, and then there were many isn'ts over th--many incids during the arab spring. >> michael: yes, that's a great point. we don't think about what putin's role is in all of this. look, edward snowden is coming here. exciting opportunity to mess with the u.s. and that is too bad. how much putin has to do with this, we'll never know. but it seemed that things were a little better than. >>> let's st
about washington and congress on vacation that month, and debt piling up, talk of a shut down if they don't get their way on spending, president, i guess just as much a tin ear proposing more spending they could note further apart, our goverent of falling apart, what is wall street clinging to? a federal reserve he hopes will keep providing juice, the nicotine but fearing that sign maybe the fed will not, not as long as they hope, maybe not as much as they hope, that is where are, the nation collectively cowering closing embassies as caution, closing off budget deals at an abundance of arrogance, is it any wonder that a billo onion -- billionaire in blue jeans gets so many of you to e-mail? to those who think only sam, is that face, think began. i think we found another sam, actually he has been around for a while, his name is mel, if you thght sam was amazing. >> welcome, i am neil cavuto back-to-back in your face, a corporate titan not a afraid to let her rip, mel karma son may be in his secret tire am but he is far from pulling punches. he is just this is a guy likes to mak
are still working to repair the washington monument as a result of that quake. cost estimates have reached $15 million. the monument is slated to reopen next spring but repairs at the cathedral will take ten years to complete. > 50 years ago next week 250,000 people gathered for the march on washington. one of the largest rallies in american history was the 1963 civil rights march on washington. it culminated with the i have a dream speech. tens of thousands of people are now gathering in our nation's capital 50 years late tore commemorate the historic event next wednesday. >> it is important to be here because of what it means and because of the things that are going on in the world today. >> a new survey found that the wealth and income gaps between african-americans and whites have increased since the 1960's. >> one group headed to the washington mall in d.c. tomorrow stopped by baltimore today. they hope to bring attention to people struggling 50 years after the march in washington. >> a group made a stop on a bus tour today. they showed some of the i city's youth how to tell their sto
and recommitment as tens of thousands of people are gathering in washington, d.c., this morning, just as they did 50 years ago this week when martin luther king jr. delivered one of the most moving and best remembered speeches in american history. labor and civil rights groups are among the 100,000 people who will participate in today's march led by the reverend martin luther king iii and one of the featured speakers will be john lewis. back in 1963 he was the leader of the student nonviolating committee. nancy pelosi will also be speaking today along with the families of trayvon martin and emmett till. we'll all get under way later this morning and checking in and bringing you the latest proceedings throughout the day. the panel here in new york. amanda turkal for, evan white house reporter for and liz winstead co-creator of "daily show" and author of the book. thank you for joining us. seems like the entire political world is in washington, d.c., glad we could see some people up here. i guess i just sort of start with your thoughts, amanda aama about 50 years lat
the close their doors tomorrow. we have the latest response from washington, next. >>> a shocking and graphic statement from the man who kidnapped three women and held them captive in his cleveland home for a decade. you have to hear what he said. and the brave words from one of his victims. >>> and parents everywhere give their children the lecture. don't talk to strangers, but a child's real reaction when a stranger approaches just will shock you. >>> a global travel alert in effect right now for all americans around the world. that's after sources say there's growing intelligence say al-qaeda is planning an attack, possibly in the middle east or north africa. the u.s. is closing 22 embassies and consulates tomorrow, mostly in that region and the threat is expected to last for the next month. emily schmidt has more. >> nearly one year ago, americans say what happens when terrorists attack a u.s. diplomatic compound. in benghazi, four americans died, including the u.s. ambassador. now, the u.s. government is dealing with what could be a new round of threats. officials say they tr
on getting things done in a washington where nothing is getting done, new jersey governor chris christie fashions himself the me type doer of a get it done guy, it has been working for christy in a blue state it worked for brown initially in a more blew -- blue state, now brown is raising the takeses beyond his home state. it more than00s of a rumble on the right, this is the battle to watch, the months and years ahead, that for soul of the republican party, because there are those who lookt chris christie, and maybe brown as too pregmatic, the critics say to give rand a hand into guys like these guys the finger, conservative argue such accommodate ores never make it to the presidency, should not, levin telling me they are bad for the party's future. >> they argue they have been too accommodating, what do you think of that? >> the republican party sadly is ossifying, it will turn into old wig party and into nothing. it does not stand for anything. this is going to be a problem going forward in terms of elections. neil: what is lost in this argument, someone will be elected president in 2
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